Saint-Etienne, Rennes out of French Cup

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Last year's beaten finalists Saint-Etienne and 2019 winners Rennes are out of the French Cup after suffering defeats in the round of 64 on Thursday.

Saint-Etienne lost 1-0 at second-tier Sochaux and Rennes followed suit with a 2-1 defeat at fellow first-division team Angers.

Midfielder Angelo Fulgini scored two early goals for Angers before striker Serhou Guirassy replied shortly after the break for Rennes, who beat Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019 final.

Sochaux, who are seventh in the second division, took advantage of an error to score after five minutes through striker Chris Bedia.

Defending champions PSG won 1-0 at second-tier Caen on Wednesday but lost striker Neymar for four weeks with an adductor injury.